Kuala Lumpur, April 7, 2014: The Maybank Malaysian Open has always been more than a golf tournament.
With a long history of exciting finishes, great atmosphere and
fantastic crowd support, the Maybank Malaysian Open has rightly earned
its place as one of the leading national opens in this region. But, it is not all about golf, as Maybank and event promoter
GlobalOne have worked tirelessly to ensure there is something for
The Maybank Malaysian Open 2014 will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Golf
and Country Club (KLGCC) from April 17-20 and offers total prize money
of US$2.75 million. There will be 156 professional golfers from around the world
including 22 Malaysians, who will give it their all to be crowned
Among the stars who are set to light up the course are former world
number one Lee Westwood, Major winner Louis Oosthuizen and former
Malaysian Open champions Matteo Manassero and Thongchai Jaidee. Top local professional Nicholas Fung and leading amateur Gavin Kyle Green will lead the Malaysian charge this year.
While the professionals battle it out as part of the Asian Tour’s
Order of Merit and the European Tour’s Race To Dubai, spectators will be
able to enjoy various engaging activities and promotions by the event
sponsors and tournament partners at the Maybank Malaysian Open.
Exciting events lined up for the week are a host of regular offerings
at the Exhibition Village and a fully air-conditioned Public
Hospitality and an expanded grandstand with a premier viewing deck.
One of the events which takes place on April 15 is the Star
Experience for Charity (SEFC), which gives fans and corporate figures a
chance of getting up close and personal with some stars of this year’s
Maybank Malaysian Open 2014, while doing their part for charity.
The event is one of Maybank Foundation’s efforts in support of the
United nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in line with Maybank’s mission
to humanise financial services through its various activities.
Meanwhile, in a recent poll by Times magazine, Petaling Jaya and
George Town made it into top 10 list of “selfie cities”, proving how
much Malaysians love taking pictures of themselves.
With that in mind, there will be a selfie competition and one can
take a selfie at either the East Course driving range or next to the
grandstand, where the best selfie photo with the correct winning score
of the Maybank Malaysian Open 2014 Champion will win two return business
class tickets to Dubai and two hospitality passes to watch the DP World
Championship in Dubai. If you feel like winning some prizes and want to test your golfing skills, there are onsite challenges you could try as well.
The Maybank Foundation putting challenge, which offers daily prizes
and takes place at the Exhibition Village, where the tournament’s
sponsors will have their booths.
Another challenge is the Ricoh simulator where attractive prizes
await those who hit a hole in one. If there is more than one person who
can do it, there will be a tie breaker on April 20. There are also
prizes for nearest to the pin, which will be decided on the last day. There will also be an exhibition by trickshot master entertainer
Peter Johncke who will take golf entertainment to another level.
A distinct tournament attraction is to watch the players at the East Course driving range and see how far they can hit. Alternatively, you could just kickback and enjoy the Carlsberg beer
garden where you can have some ice cold beer or try your luck with some
dart games. If luxury cars are your thing, a stunning display of the latest
Jaguar seductive models which will be on display at the east course.
Tickets for Maybank Malaysian Open 2014 can be purchased now from
www.ticketpro.com.my, priced at RM10 per day for Thursday and Friday,
RM20 per day for Saturday and Sunday or RM40 for a Season Ticket (all
four days) or also at the entrance of the event. For senior citizens (55 and above), it is only RM5 for a daily ticket
or RM20 for a season pass while children under 16 can watch the Maybank
Malaysian Open 2014 for free.
For information on the Maybank Malaysian Open 2014, visit www.maybankmalaysianopen.com